Topic: In the News

2017 Scholarship Winners

Posted on August 10, 2017 by - In the News

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County’s Education Committee, chaired by Mary Forni, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s environmental scholarships. Sheridan Taylor (left) and Paige King (right) are the recipients of $1,000 Environmental Defenders’ Scholarships for their volunteer work in the area of environmental stewardship and volunteerism. Sheridan, a graduate of Cary-Grove High School will be attending the University of South Carolina to study environmental science/marine ecosystems and Paige, a graduate of Johnsburg High School, will be attending the University of Montana to study wildlife biology.  Both young ladies are members of The National Honor Society and between them volunteered at The Hollows, Volo Bog and Pioneer Fen.

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2017 Environmental Scholarship Application Now Available!

Posted on March 24, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County Offering  Two $1,000 Scholarships

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is offering two Entering College scholarships of $1,000 each to two outstanding high school seniors planning to pursue careers  related to environmental studies. To be eligible, the applicants must reside in and attend high school in McHenry County, have a respectable GPA, two letters of recommendation, plan to attend an accredited college or university, and complete an application, which is available online and at the EDMC office.

The application and accompanying documents are due in the EDMC office no later than April 24, 2017.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a non-profit member organization celebrating its 47th year of dedication to the preservation and protection of the environment, and education of the public.

2017 Scholarship Application

Environmental Defenders’ to co-sponsor talk by local educator on a scientific expedition to Antarctica: HOMEWARD BOUND: Our Planet. In Your Hands.

Posted on January 4, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, McHenry County College Sustainability Center and…invite the public to a special presentation by Betty Trummel, retired District #47 educator, who has just returned from Antarctica.  On December 2, Betty and 75 other women in science from around the world set sail on a three-week science and leadership expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.  The expedition, called Homeward Bound, took place on board a ship named Ushuaia, named after its home port in Argentina.

Betty will provide us the exciting details about the challenges and rewards of participating in science research and expeditions in the Earth’s southernmost continent and ocean.  She will talk about the role of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in working in this remote, harsh and unique environment and will also discuss how the Earth’s Polar regions are important areas for the study of climate change and how the ecosystems on both land and water are impacted by a warming Earth.  In addition, Betty will share a bit about her research and student trip to Arctic Svalbard this past summer.  She will have traveled from 79 degrees north to 65 degrees south in a matter of months!

When: Tuesday, January 24 at 7 PM.   Doors open at 6:30.

Where: Luecht Conference Center, McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Highway 14 in Crystal Lake.  Event is free to the public, but donations appreciated.